Chinese Herb: Bi Ba (Long Pepper Fruit), Fructus Piperis Longi

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Chinese Herb: Bi Ba (Long Pepper Fruit), Fructus Piperis Longi

Herb 1 of 15 in Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

Hot Bi Ba (Fructus Piperis Longi)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Spicy, Hot
Latin:
Fructus Piperis Longi
Chinese:
荜茇
Tone Marks:
bì bá

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Disperses Cold, Warms the Middle Jiao, and Relieves Pain
    For cold in the Spleen, Stomach, and Intestines with symptoms such as abdominal and epigastric pain, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dysentery.
  • Bi Ba can be applied topically for toothache

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of excess or deficient heat.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 2-5 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.